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This one dropped in today,not in perfect condition but still something that is worth to be collected! I simply bought it to compare the measurments of the pin to my other one. There's some damage at the top crossarm(and a little splitting of the frame) and one "fang" is broken off.....It will have to leave again,but for the moment I enjoy it!

Micha

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Gents,

Nice cross, my compliments. I?ve come across a similar Godet, and was wondering whether it would be appropriate for a wartime (i.e., pre november 1918) tunic I own. Are these Godet crosses with fangs wartime, or are they postwar?

Many thanks for your help,

Regards,

Sandro

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these "fanged" awards, EK and non-EK, were part

of an active officer's daily wear.

they would have their tailor sew the holes for their

wear into the uniform directly.

good find, micha!

joe

Thanks Joe. But are they wartime, do you know?

Thanks,

Sandro

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i'm not sure there was a lot of uniform

wearing in post-war germany.

if you have a chance to visit any of numerous

militaria sited with uniforms, you will see holes

and sewn in medal bar holders on various tunics.

to the extent that wearing of awards and decorations

was common, you will also see this in pre-1914

uniforms. the same holds for the 1933-1945 era.

joe

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i'm not sure there was a lot of uniform

wearing in post-war germany.

if you have a chance to visit any of numerous

militaria sited with uniforms, you will see holes

and sewn in medal bar holders on various tunics.

to the extent that wearing of awards and decorations

was common, you will also see this in pre-1914

uniforms. the same holds for the 1933-1945 era.

joe

Joe,

There was plenty of uniform wearing in the interbellum, and there was an interbellum industry of medal manufacturing as well. I am familiar with the medal loops you refer to, and in fact, own a bunch of fairly high end tunics myself: you can check them out athttp://gmic.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=20065 if you wish.

From the little I know of EK?s 1914, I?m pretty sure the Godet with fangs is private purchase, not issue. What I am trying to establish is whether that type of cross was wartime manufactured or not, so that I may deterimne whether it would be suitable for one of the tunics I own. If you or anyone else can help me answer this rather specific question, that would be much appreciated.

Regards,

Sandro

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i saw that one when it was listed, but refrained from buying it as i wasn't satisfied with the non-matching length of the hooks and the 'fill' between the frames. it appeared as though it had been cleaned at some point with the wrong type of silver polish, which can sometimes cause the frames to separate even further.

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glad to see that someone from the forum picked it up. enjoy!

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Very nice cross.

It may not be a perfect example but it is still a maker marked

Godet with Fangs. A very collectable and desirable cross.

Congrats.

absolutely!

in my previous post, i was sort of explaining my reasons for not getting it myself. my pockets aren't as deep anymore, so i have to be pickier! :anmatcat:

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Hi GregM,

Thank you for the comment.

Yes it is a very nice cross and it is much more affordable the his " 1870 Brother" with hooks

eMedals is selling one at the moment with one hook missing for a small fortune

I had already one EK1 with hooks(marked 800 on the pin), although is very nice, the Godet made EK1 was on top of my Wish List

Best

Graf

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